Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,099)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The disparate jurisdictions consisting of the city of Copperas Cove and Coryell County will use the JAG award in the amount of $13,099 to support law enforcement activity and technology upgrades. The city of Copperas Cove, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $6,550 to purchase lapel radio microphones/earphones that will promote officer safety. Coryell County will use $6,549 to purchase a Guard 1 Plus Professional Edition System for the Coryell County Jail. This system electronically records and maintains reports of day-to-day functions such as administrative segregation checks, regular cell checks, safety and suicide cell monitoring, intake monitoring and detox cell monitoring as required by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.